Over the years the world of geek culture has happily changed from being one to look down on and become part of one of the more popular aspects of mainstream media. Director Joe Lynch’s eagerly awaited comedy horror film Knights of Badassdom is taking that culture by storm and features an awesome cast including Peter Dinklage, Summer Glau, Ryan Kwanten, Danny Pudi, Steve Zahn, and Jimmi Simpson but was it worth the wait or will it run out of life points before it is too late?
Knights of Bassadom follows a group of live-action role players who take to the woods to reenact a dungeons and dragons-like scenario fresh out of the mythical Middle Ages, but when one of them unwittingly conjures up a blood-lusting succubus from the pits of hell it goes from role play to deadly real life. Fans have been waiting for this film for a long time now and while it won’t be for everyone, it still manages to be pretty entertaining. The trailer leads you to believe it is just the comedy LARPing idea, but there is a horror side complete with some great gory kills. Anyone that knows Lynch from his work on Holliston and Wrong Turn will no doubt not be surprised, but those stepping thinking of just the role playing aspect will probably be taken by surprise. The story is a perfect blend of geeky D&D role playing fun and horror to create a fun little film. Everyone in the cast delivers and looks to be having a lot of fun which makes for a lot more fun. Lynch does a cool job of taking the LARP action to another level by shooting a lot of it in slow motion to make it feel more intense and in turn makes it that much funnier. On the flip side there is some fun action later in the film that takes things into the real world of D&D complete with a cool creature and plenty of special effects.
If rumors are true this isn’t the edition of the film that Lynch was hoping to release, but make no mistake it is still a good time. As mentioned before it will be much more entertaining to one audience while others probably won’t get some of it, but with an awesome cast like this how could anyone pass up on checking it out. In addition to the film this Blu-ray also features numerous special features including interviews, a behind the scenes featurette, San Diego Comic Con Panel, and a Summer Glau Hottie Montage that is sure to please her fans.
Step onto the battlefield and join the medieval battle when Knights of Badassdom hits sores on April 1st on Blu-ray and DVD.